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The Official Fare Bucket Check Request Thread

The Official Fare Bucket Check Request Thread

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Attention: You DO NOT need ExpertFlyer to do a simple fare availability check! READ LOWER IN THIS WIKI FOR DETAILS regarding the BCD Availability site.

FARE AVAILABILITY REQUESTS

For those of you inquiring about fare class availability but don't have access to EF or KVS, then you can use this thread to make your request.
At a minimum (mandatory), please provide:
1. Operating Airline
2. Flight Number (airport to airport name not necessary but wouldn't hurt to include)
3. Date of travel (or multiple dates for flexibility)

It may be helpful (optional) to also include:
4. The specific fare class(es) you are interested in (if applicable)
5. If the flight(s) you are inquiring about are part of a multi-segment itinerary, it may be helpful to include all segments (e.g. A -> B -> C) even if you only care about one of them.


ALTERNATIVE: DIY!

BCD Travel Tool for Fare Availability

FYI for those of you who don't have access to EF or KVS and feel that doing your own query suffices... this is a free availability checker site (BCD) from one of the travel blogger sites:
CLICK HERE for BCD Travel Fare Availability Tool

1. The "hover over" results can be copied and then pasted to a document editor, however, you may want to manually format the results to your liking
2. It doesn't return any fare class that is zeroed out, so for example, if you are looking for "R" and it doesn't show on the returned fare classes, it simply means that it is R0.
3. This is "bare bones" and doesn't have features like alerts, saved queries, etc.
4. You can only search for dates starting from today to within 10 months from today.
5. Requires Captcha (human) verification, so it can get annoying if you're doing multiple successive queries


Example of what the hover over result looks like:

BookingClass - Seat Availability
J - 9
C - 9
D - 9
Z - 9
P - 9
R - 3
O - 7
E - 6
Y - 9
B - 9
M - 9
U - 9
H - 9
Q - 9
V - 9
W - 9
G - 9
S - 9


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Old Dec 15, 15, 8:32 am
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The Official Fare Bucket Check Request Thread

I'm surprised there isn't already a thread for this, if there is I couldn't find it.

Can someone with an EF membership check AC179 YUL-YEG on Jan 5/16 for me?

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Old Dec 15, 15, 8:41 am
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Results from ExpertFlyer.com
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Flight Availability Search
Departing YUL on 16/01/05 0:00 for YEG
Flying AC  
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Exclude Codeshares


                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
0 Connections
AC 179        0      YUL                YEG                320       Daily           J7 C7 D6 Z5 P5 R3 Y5 B5 M5 U5 H4 Q2 V1 W0 G0 S0 T0 L0 A0 K0 
                     16/01/05 8:10      16/01/05 11:05               84% / 14m

0 Connections
AC 171        1      YUL                YEG                320       Daily           J3 C3 D2 Z2 P1 R1 Y9 B9 M9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 G9 S9 T5 L0 A0 K0 
                     16/01/05 16:10     16/01/05 20:30               NA / NA
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Old Dec 15, 15, 8:43 am
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I have a request of my own please.

YOW YYZ December 18th. Flights leaving from 2pm to 4pm please. Need to know J #'s.

Thank you
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Old Dec 15, 15, 8:44 am
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Old Dec 15, 15, 8:46 am
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Ac455 2:00 pm j5 c5 d4 z3 p3 r1 y9 b9 m9 u9 h9 q8 v4 w2 g0 s0 t0 l0 a0 k0
ac457 3:00 pm j3 c3 d2 z1 p1 r0 y9 b9 m9 u9 h9 q9 v9 w7 g5 s3 t0 l0 a0 k0
ac459 4:00 pm j3 c3 d3 z2 p1 r0 y9 b9 m9 u9 h9 q9 v9 w9 g9 s8 t7 l5 a4 k0
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Old Dec 15, 15, 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by SearsTower View Post
Ac455 2:00 pm j5 c5 d4 z3 p3 r1 y9 b9 m9 u9 h9 q8 v4 w2 g0 s0 t0 l0 a0 k0
ac457 3:00 pm j3 c3 d2 z1 p1 r0 y9 b9 m9 u9 h9 q9 v9 w7 g5 s3 t0 l0 a0 k0
ac459 4:00 pm j3 c3 d3 z2 p1 r0 y9 b9 m9 u9 h9 q9 v9 w9 g9 s8 t7 l5 a4 k0
Thank you!!
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Old Dec 15, 15, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by superangrypenguin View Post
I have a request of my own please.

YOW YYZ December 18th. Flights leaving from 2pm to 4pm please. Need to know J #'s.

Thank you
Is it a return ticket?
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Old Dec 15, 15, 9:37 am
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Please keep in mind that if this is for a longer itinerary, the availability could be different.
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Old Dec 15, 15, 10:53 am
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Originally Posted by YQMYMM View Post
I'm surprised there isn't already a thread for this, if there is I couldn't find it.

Can someone with an EF membership check AC179 YUL-YEG on Jan 5/16 for me?
There are several one off threads... so I vote to make this one the de facto forum fare bucket thread!
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Old Dec 15, 15, 2:04 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
There are several one off threads... so I vote to make this one the de facto forum fare bucket thread!
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Old Dec 15, 15, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
There are several one off threads... so I vote to make this one the de facto forum fare bucket thread!
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Old Dec 15, 15, 5:53 pm
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I vote people get their own subscription. (Yes, I understand this is anti-Flyertalk thinking.)
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Old Dec 15, 15, 6:11 pm
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Originally Posted by PLeblond View Post
I vote people get their own subscription. (Yes, I understand this is anti-Flyertalk thinking.)
For constant checking of fare buckets and flight status, I agree.

For a one-off fare bucket check or extended info on a delayed flight, let's help each other out. I am seriously considering a EF membership and if I do get one I'm more than happy to do checks for anyone on here.
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Old Dec 15, 15, 8:57 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
There are several one off threads... so I vote to make this one the de facto forum fare bucket thread!

How about you guys buy your own EF subscription vs. mooching off people who pay for it?

They won't stay in business if you all think a dedicated thread to get people who pay having to subsidize cheapskates who won't.

Come on. $10 a month and you can't afford that? Jeez.
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Old Dec 15, 15, 9:14 pm
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Originally Posted by ricktoronto View Post
How about you guys buy your own EF subscription vs. mooching off people who pay for it?

They won't stay in business if you all think a dedicated thread to get people who pay having to subsidize cheapskates who won't.

Come on. $10 a month and you can't afford that? Jeez.
$10/month gets me a Rapidair LMU once a year. Not all of us can pay for EF and sit in J.
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